Unnecessary post but I feel the need to update since its a rare occasion for me to use facebook where some of us keep in touch.I moved to California in June after barely surviving drama in Alaska. I have family here and they essentially took me in. My own family in Canada was upset that I had chosen to stay in America and my mother is furious. She called me for the first time in five months two weeks ago and asked, "I was just wondering what your plans are… oh, you're staying there? Okay. Fine. GOODBYE." and hung up.My father and I haven't spoken since father's day and even that was a ten minute phone call. I suppose their mentality (and to a degree, my own) is "out of sight, out of mind." I haven't seen them in two years and I miss my brother.I actually have a lot of family in California but no one really cares about each other. The aunt and cousins I'm living with are the only people who try to put in effort, hence why I'm here and not back in Canada.Life here has been okay. I'm surviving. If you're ever in the central valley, let me know!